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# books - Thursday 25 March, 2021

One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Prize
# Prize

One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award

Mar 25th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,093 Views 0 Comments

Six books are on this year’s shortlist. Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

# books - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,321 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

# books - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Books
# Books

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award

Feb 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 11,729 Views 2 Comments

Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

# books - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
# Beautiful World
# Beautiful World

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September

Jan 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 16,964 Views 12 Comments

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.

# books - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021
# Page Turners
# Page Turners

Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,524 Views 0 Comments

Memoir, biography, essays and more.

# books - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
# Publishing
# Publishing

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020

Jan 5th 2021, 5:11 PM 20,236 Views 25 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.

# books - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Irish books to watch out for in 2021
# Preview
# Preview

Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,991 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
# Imagination
# Imagination

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?

Dec 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 28,700 Views 17 Comments

The theme of the Toy Show was ‘the wonderful world of Roald Dahl’ – let’s take a closer look at that world.

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?

Dec 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,444 Views 37 Comments

We fill you in on what worked for us.

# books - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,539 Views 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.

# books - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021

Dec 27th 2020, 8:30 PM 27,870 Views 3 Comments

From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.

# books - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
# Books
# Books

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,899 Views 5 Comments

Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.

# books - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Nov 29th 2020, 7:45 AM 4,819 Views 1 Comment

‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.

# books - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,760 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in

Nov 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,107 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in TheJournal.ie’s sponsored category.

# books - Monday 23 November, 2020

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
# Bedtime Stories
# Bedtime Stories

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:06 PM 8,185 Views 4 Comments

There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.

# books - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 64,002 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

# books - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 20th 2020, 2:33 PM 14,069 Views 2 Comments

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

# books - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 29th 2020, 3:46 PM 7,999 Views 0 Comments

David Walsh’s The Russian Affair is among the contenders for the big prize.

# books - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:35 AM 21,890 Views 21 Comments

Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?

# books - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules
# John Bolton
# John Bolton

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules

Jun 20th 2020, 5:16 PM 24,254 Views 72 Comments

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

# books - Friday 29 May, 2020

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
# Bookworms
# Bookworms

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

May 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,276 Views 4 Comments

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

# books - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
# The Ickabog
# The Ickabog

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

May 26th 2020, 11:01 PM 22,421 Views 24 Comments

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

# books - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?

May 24th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,187 Views 36 Comments

Have your say.

# books - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

Mar 28th 2020, 9:30 AM 5,976 Views 5 Comments

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

# books - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,266 Views 78 Comments

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

# books - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?

Mar 19th 2020, 9:09 AM 19,408 Views 41 Comments

People working from home or self-isolating may find they have more time on their hands than usual.

# books - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
# Speculative Fiction
# Speculative Fiction

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'

Mar 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,206 Views 39 Comments

In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.

# books - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Mar 5th 2020, 9:15 AM 28,216 Views 42 Comments

Research to mark World Book Day found that half of children and young people said they enjoyed reading either “very much” or “quite a lot”.

# books - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
# Interview
# Interview

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

Feb 19th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,374 Views 10 Comments

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

# books - Sunday 29 December, 2019

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
# Read This
# Read This

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

Dec 29th 2019, 1:30 PM 24,963 Views 4 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

# books - Thursday 26 December, 2019

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?
# Best Of 2019
# Best Of 2019

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?

Dec 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 21,370 Views 15 Comments

Let us know in the comments.

# books - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards

Nov 21st 2019, 9:13 AM 15,352 Views 6 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

# books - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
# Experiments
# Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 26,272 Views 6 Comments

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

# books - Monday 11 November, 2019

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
# Awards
# Awards

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000

Nov 11th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,460 Views 7 Comments

A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.

# books - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story
# Heather Morris
# Heather Morris

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

Nov 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,027 Views 17 Comments

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

# books - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

Nov 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 10,599 Views 6 Comments

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

# books - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller
# Opinion
# Opinion

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

Oct 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,480 Views 7 Comments

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# books - Monday 21 October, 2019

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Oct 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 26,569 Views 24 Comments

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

# books - Monday 14 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
# Booker Prize
# Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,144 Views 11 Comments

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

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